Our charity grows veg on allotment plots at Moulsecoomb Allotments on Natal Road and we donate the produce to local food banks. Food banks are not able to store fresh produce so we provide potatoes, carrots and some green veg and salad leaves as and when they can use it. This means that food banks users receive some fresh produce so they can have a more varied diet that's more like the food they would buy.
The food we grow is donated to the Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project and the Brighton and Hove City Mission food bank. We also collect unwanted produce from other growers at the Moulsecoomb Allotments.
Volunteering groups run on weekdays - actual days vary.
What does the opportunity involve doing?
We welcome adults (over 18's only) wanting to learn how to grow vegetables outdoors in the fresh air with a friendly team.
Activities include digging and clearing beds, sowing seeds, weeding and harvesting vegetables. No previous experience of gardening is required. We will make sure that tasks suit your health and abilities and show you what to do.
At the moment, due to the pandemic, we are working in smaller groups than usual. We will make sure you are working in ways that are safe and we provide as much hand sanitiser as you want. We have a hut for group talks and for break or to shelter from the weather.
What induction, training and support is offered?
All volunteers receive an induction on their first day and ongoing informal training and support from the group facilitator.
At the moment, due to the pandemic, we are working in smaller groups than usual. We will make sure you are working in ways that are safe and we provide as much hand sanitiser as you want.
We have facilities for refreshments and a compost toilet on site.
What skills or qualities are needed?
None required, although volunteers must have a reasonable level of fitness. To join us complete the registration form on our website http://nurturethroughnature.org/volunteer-registration-form/More info
13th November 2019
Deadline for applications
5 Nov 2021
An environmental project
Conservation/gardening/animals Volunteering as part of a team